The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, March 11, 1862, Image 1
~itini-Otteltig 610 b t. WM. LEWIS, Editor and Pioprietor. A. TYIIURST, Associate Editor. TERHIS.—"Tra Gtoar." Is published twke a week at $1.50 a, year-75 cents for nix mamba—bo cents for three months--fa advance- HUNTINGDON, PA. Tuesday afternoon, March 11, 1862 Our Flag Forever. • 4 0 0 0 0 0 0000 NOTICE. 4 have not the time nor the incli nation, to dun personally, a large num ber of persons who have unsetVcd an eounts upon our books of several years standing. We shall, therefbre, flom day to day, without respect to persons, place into the hands of a Justice for collection, all accounts of over two years standing. All those who wish to save expense, will do well to give us a call immediately. kkk-kkilikttk GREAT NEWS. Active operations are going on in every division of our grand army.— The news we give in our war columns to-day, will be read with great inter est. We look for important victories to the Union arms from every direction. SOUTHERN BRAGGADOCIO.—The South ern people, frightened out of their senses by their recent defeats, are try ing to keep up their spirits by brag ging and threatening. Pillow, after running from Fort Donelson, is making speeches which, a Memphis paper says, show " the same courageous and fear less spirit which ho has already exhi bited in the field, that of invincibility!" Floyd is said to be making speeches, too, somewhere in the South, wherein he promises the extermination of the Northern people. But the greatest attempt to terrify the North is the cir culation of a report in the Southern papers to the effect that the late Sena tor from Georgia, Robert W. Toombs, is going to be appointed Lieutenant- General of the armies of the Southern Confederacy. Toombs, they say, is in favor of an aggressive policy; in favor of carrying the war northward; in fa vor of capturing Washington, Balti more and Philadelphia; in favor of quartering the Southern armies on the people of Pennsylvania and Ohio; in fiwor of raising the rebel flag on Fan cull Hall and Bunker Hill Monument; in favor of whipping the Yankees gen erally. on their own soil, PILLOW'S HONOR.—On the day be fore the surrender of Fort Donelson, despatches were sent to Nashville, an nouncing " a complete victory" for the rebels. Ono despatch read, " Enemy retreating. Glorious result. Our boys following them and peppering their roar. A complete victory." There was great jubilation among the Seces sionists, of course, and this was in creased when a despatch came from General Pillow himself, saying " On the honor of a soldier, the day is ours." That very same evening Pillow fled from the fort, or, as he says in his offi cial report, "retired from the garrison." What is the world to think of Pillow's idea of "the honor of a soldier ?" itsvrani JOHNSON.—On the sth inst., this distinguished gentleman was elected U. S. Senator by the Mary land Legislature, for a term of six years from March next, vice Kennedy. Mr. Johnson was among tho first of the Southern public men to identify himself with the Union feel* when the popular opinion seemed to be against the Union. He gave his great name and the weight of his great in fluence to the Administration in the hour of its txtremest peril, and at all times unfalteringly ho has been a true and tried friend of the cause. We con gratulate the country upon the elec tion of a man of such enlarged and liberal views to the Senate. THE Mout KIND or TALK,—The Hon. Joseph A. Wright, Democrat, of Indiana, recently appointed by Gov. Morton, Republican, to fill the vacancy created by the expulsion of Bright, de livered a speech in the Hall of the House of Representatives of Indiana, at Indianapolis, on the 25th ultimo.— After• referring to the circumstances under which the Senatorial appoint ment had beets tendered to him by a Republioan Governor, he announced the following summary as containing his present political creed : sc Ist. My faith in the strength and perpetuity of this Government is in the vigorous prosecution of the war." 4 2d. No party creeds nor platforms until we have a government. " 3d. In (mg word, put down this in famous rebellion, let it cost what lives And what money it may. [Loud cheers.] You can change your laws and your Constitution, but God has given you but one country." Gov. SPRAGUE, of Rhode Island, has been nominated for re-election for Governor. 80131 C weeks ago he was nominated by a Democratic State Convention. Since then, he has also been nominated by a Constitutional - Union Convention. Ills letter accept ing the latter nomination is as follows: PROVIDENCE, Feb. 27, 1862 GENTLEMEN :—You have communi cated to me the intelligence that I have this day unanimously been nominated for re-election for Governor of this State, by the Constitutional Union Convention now in session in this city. I have not seen the resolutions which your Convention has passed, and, with my ideas of duty in this great national emergency, consider it of little importance that I should know what they are. Ido not feel bound by party resolutions or party platforms. MY DUTY, IN TILE PRESENT CONDITION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, IS TO MY COUNTRY, and to do all in my power to preserve the Federal Consti tution and to restore the Federal Union. This has been my position since the commencement of the strug gle to maintain the Federal Govern ment and to put down rebellion, and this will continue to be my position un til this great work is fully accomplished. You will please make my sincere ac knowledgments to the members of the Convention for this mark of continued confidence, and to say to them that I accept their nomination. Very truly yours, WM. SKIAOUE. PHOTOGRAPH OF JOHN SCOTT.-A Har risburg correspondent of the Chain bersburg Repository & Transcript under date of March ad, speaks of John Scott as follows : " Mr. Scott is plain 'and unassuming in his dress and demeanor. He is thin, and his health seems delicate. His head is well shaped, and his broad brow over hangs deep-set eyes. He has an air of diligence, earnestness, and resolution. No one can doubt, judging merely from his appearance ' that he has a fixed de termination to do his duty to the gen eration in which be lives—that the world shall be some little better for his having lived in it. • Ho believes that States and commu nities, as wilvas individuals, should be governed by 'the eternal principles of right and wrong. He is an able and thorough lawyer; his masterly speech on the repeal of the law commuting the tonnage tax is sufficient evidence of this. Ho does not affect the graces of the orator, but speaks right on in plain and weli s weighed words and lucid sen tences. The clear arrangement of his topics and his logical argumentation evidence a disciplined mind. His bold words in an embarrassing situation speak volumes for his fearless honesty. He has no fear but of doing wrong. No wonder all parties in his district united to send him to the Legislature, and that no opposing candidate pre sented himself. Ho is no partizan. His own • sentiments, as well as the manner of his election, forbid him to be such. He knows his duty to his country, and dares to do it. In short, John Scott of Huntingdon is t model gentleman and representative." SECRETARY STANTON.—A correspon dent of the Patriot & Univ, thus speaks of Stanton: " The distinguished and gallant Sec retary Stanton seems to have the fac ulty of adapting himself to anything and everything that is useful and good. HP is in fact the most extraordinary man of the times. Re has the faculty of disposing of more business within a given time, and devotes more hours to business, than any other living pub lic man. Ho goes to his office in the morning as soon as it is opened for business, and instead of going to his dinner, ho takes a lunch brought to his office from a neighboring restau rant, and remains in his office till 7 o'clock in the evening; then goes home to tea, and in half an hour returns again to his office, and. remains there till eleven or twelve o'clock at night. When you call at his office on business, unless you are quick in your motions he'll ask you, as soon as your turn comes, " What is your business, sir ?" His systematic arrangements, and en ergetic enforcement of them, enables him to dispose of the business of the officers and soldiers, members of Con gress and others, without delay ; and his courteous and kind manner in transacting their business, has made Min the focus of universal admiration. As he is a Pennsylvanian, I have heard him named in connection with the Uni ted States Senate at the expiration of Mr. Wilmot's term. What an honor such a man would be to the old Key stone state." TUE Richmond Examiner acknow ledges that the Federal victories in Tennessee bring out a strong Union feeling in Richmond. It says: "We learn that a man went through this city Tuesday morning, trying to sell $60,000 worth of dry goods, still in Philadelphia, to be delivered in Rich mond in ten days. Another is said to have gone up to a gentleman in the Second Market, Tuesday morning, and slapping him on the back, said : Ah, ha I what do you think now? I thought you said we could not subjugate you.' We have no doubt many similar in stances occurred which have not reach ed our ears." THE name of Gon. Grant has a very propitious sound—it is I.J. S. Grant— which many of our cotemporarles seem to think a good omen. Some of them suggest that ho should be called Uni ted States Grant, while others prefer Union Saver Grant; but, perhaps, af ter all, his most appropriate cognomen would be Uncle Sam Grant. LADIES SUPPER.—The ladies of Alex andria and Porter Township, intend giving a supper next Thursday even ing, the 18th inst., at Alexandria, for the purpose of raising funds to send relief to the sick and wounded in our hospitals. HEAVY SHOOTING large number of good shots are to meet here to-morrow, front this 2414 adjoining counties. The contest will be contin ued three days, LOCALETCRINGs.—We have not been paying much attention to local matters for several weeks past, and we have two very good reasons for our appa rent neglect. First, because we have been very busy. Second, because local items are becoming such a scarce com modity in this nee' o' timber, that it is next to impossible to get up anything of sufficient interest, to please our readers. We go upon the principle that when we have nothing to write about, we let it alone.—March, this year, promises, thus far, to behave her self in a becoming and dignified man ner. She is giving us real spring weather, which causes everything to assume a spring-like appearance. The trees are budding, birds sing, and, in fact, everybody and everything seem joyous at the departure of cold, dark, dreary winter, and the advent of sweet, smiling spring. Indeed, we of the North, who have not had our altars and our firesides desolated and pro faned by a ruthless and relentless foe during the past year, have double cause to be thankful. Many as inno cent as we are, have been torn from their firesides, and have had their homes desolated and desecrated by a lawless, armed mob of marauding jay, hawkers.—The Ladies' Soldiers Aid Society, of this place, received a dona tion of one hundred dollars, last week. It could not have been applied to a better purpose. The ladies will make excellent use of it.—Thintingdon promises to be unusually brisk during the coming summer.—Rev. Matthew Crownover preached morning and eve ning in the Methodist Church on Sun day.—The many friends of the Rev. John D. Brown, who left here in Au gust last, for India, as a Missionary, will be pleased to learn that he has ar rived safely at Calcutta, after a voyage on the water of five months, all but two weeks.—We learn that a lager beer brewery will be erected in this vicinity during the coining summer.— It is to be located near the ice house at the foot of the hill, on the other side of the river.—Anthony White, Jas. Me- Murtrie, Robert Westbrook and Chas. Newingham, of this place, recruited by Lieut. Dickey and B. M. Greene, who have established a recruiting office in town, left on Monday morning to join Capt. Campbell's company, belonging to the 49th Regiment, P. V., now quartered in Camp Pierpont. White and MeMurtrie were in the three months service.—A new schedule goes into effect on the 11. & B. T. R. R. to-morrow.—The Penna. Railroad company have torn down the old dock over Stone Creek, just below town, and are putting up a handsome structure in its stead. The water will be let In some parts of the canal this' week, and boats will commence running from this place as soon as the dock is fin ished. It is expected that a large busi ness will be done on the canal this sea son. It is said to be in better repair than it has been for a number of years. KNUCKLE down tight, no sides, no h'istin's, no sets up, no sets around, fen dubs, shot! can be beard at almost every hour in the day, not to say any thing of the curses uttered by boys scarcely loosened from their mother's apron strings, as you pass along the streets. When we were a boy, we wore a " bully shot " from base, and could win marbles from almost any boy in town, and thought it delightful sport, think so yet, and can see no rea son why boys should not shoot "mar vels" now, but we do think that the cursing and swearing, as well as black guardism, that we heard on Saturday, from a crowd of boys who were at this healthy sport, could and ought to be dispensed with. Their parents, cer tainly, are not aware of the manner in which their babies (for we cannot, prop erly, call them anything else) " take the name of the Lord their God in vain." It is a scandalous outrage, and we hope we will never hear such oaths come from such a source again. Boys, we don't mean to deprive you of the pleasure of shooting marbles, for wo think it is good exercise and good fun, but you ought to let the adjectives alone. You have no business with them; and another thing, they are of no earthly use, and do you no earthly good, but a very great harm. Not only does swearing lower you in the estimation of everybody, but it is a groat sin, and you will have to answer for it at the great judgment day. Re member our advice; it is 'not given in anger, but in a spirit of kindness and love. SHOOTING MATCH AT PETERSBURG.- A friend sends us the following item : " On Saturday last a week, a shooting match came off for a large porker— about four hundred and a quarter.— Wash. Gates and Wm. Williams tied on seven eighths and sixteenths. Mas sey was out. Williams and Gates shot off—Williams won the porker on a three-fourth inch string. Gates was close after." We understand that on last Satur day, the hog was again up, and won by Massey, on a three-fourth inch string. A MISTAKE IN TUE PRINTER.—In the tax bill published on 144 Friday, the tax on railroad passengers reads " two cents per mile of travel ;" it should have read " two mills per mile. Rail road fare would be rather up in the figures with the addition of two cents per mile, An assortment of Card Photo graphs at Lewis' Book Store., Pennsylvania Legislature. On Thursday last, the Home again took up for consideration the bill for the repeal of the Act of. last session, entitled " An act for the commutation of tonnage duties." After several members had spoken upon the subject, Mr. Scott offered the following as a substitute for the bill of Mr. Williams, published in the Globe of last Tuesday: WHEREAS, It is alleged that the act of the last session of the Legislature entitled "An Act for the commutation of tonnage duties," is not only preju dicial to public interests, hut that it is unconstitutional, that the contract al• leged to bo contained in it is in itself unconscionable to such an extent that a court of equity would relieve from its terms; and further, that said act was procured for the benefit of the Pennsylvania railroad company, by means of corruption and bribery of the public agents of the people, by that company. AND WHEREAS, It is proper that the truth of each and all of these allega tions should be made the subjects of judicial inquiry; Therefore, to this end, SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met and it is hereby' nacted by the authority of the Same, That it shall be and it is hereby made the duty of the Attorney General of this Common wealth, to institute'proceedings at law Orin equity in the proper court or courts in the name of the Commonwealth against the Pennsylvania railroad com pany, and against all other companies and persons, who 'finay be shown by legislative investigation, to be proper parties to be joined in such proceedings by reason of their fraud, conspiracy, or otherwise, for the purpose of testing whether the act of assembly approved seventh March, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, entitled " An Act for the commutation of tonnage duties," is unconstitutional or unconscionable, or was procured for the benefit of the Pennsylvania rail road company by means of corruption and bribery of the public agents of the people by that company, and for • the purpose of having said act declared void and of no effect, and of annulling any alleged contract made by said law, and what has been done under it be tween the Commonwealth and the said Pennsylvania railroad company. The amendment was discussed until the hour of adjournment. The ques- tion was again taken up on yesterday. It is expected that the House will come to a vote upon the question, the close of this or early next week. On Friday, the appropriation bill was taken up and passed through its several readings, an amount of labor that has not been performed in one day by the House, fOr the past twenty five years. It is something to have good members and, good committees- It has generally taken the House from five to seven days. to pass the appro. priation bill. The commutation question was again taken up yesterday afternoon. Mr. Scott's amendment was defeated by a vote of 55 to 15. Mr. Armstrong then offered the following amendment : Strike out all after the word °• Where a.%" and insert to make it road as fol lows: Whereas, An act was passed at the last session of the Legislature, entitled "An Act for the commutation of ton nage duties; and Whereas, It is alleged that said act is unconstitutional and void; therefore, SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That for the purpose of testing the validity of the act of March 7th, 1861, enti tled "An Act for the commuta tion of tonnage duties," that the Attorney General of the Common wealth be, and he is hereby directed and required immediately to issue ex ecution for the amount of the judg ments held by the State against the Pennsylvania railroad company for the tonnage dues, and to collect the same according to law, and if necessary to contest the validity of said net before the Supreme Court, having jurisdic tion of said judgment, and to carry the same by writ of error or otherwise, to the Supreme Court for final decision; and if the said act shall be declared unconstitutional or void, either in whole or in part, it shall be the duty of the Attorney General to proceed forth with to sue for, recover and collect the whole, or such part of the arrearages of tonnage dues, as may be, by the law, recoverable. After protracted discussion, Mr. Hop kins, (Washington,) moved that the further consideration of the question before the House be postponed for the present. The motion was agreed. A CERTAIN CURE FOR SCROFULA.— Nicholas Longwortb, the famous mil lionaire and wine-grower of Cincinnati, publishes a cure for scrofula. The di rections he gives are the following : Put two ounces of aquafbrtis on a plate on which you have two copper cents. Let it remain from eight to twenty-four hours. Then add four ounces of clear, strong vinegar. Put cents and all in a large mouthed bottle, and keep it well corked. Begin by putting four drops in a teaspoonful of rain water, and apply it to the sore. Make the application three times a day, with a soft hair pencil, or made of soft rags. If very painful, add a drop or two more water. As the sore heals apply it weaker. I request editors in all parts of the Union, and abroad, to copy this, and to re-publish it quarterly; it may save many lives. N. LONG WORTH. Cincinnati, Ohio. , REBEL SBINPLASTERS.-.-We were yes terday shown two shinplasters issued by the Bank of Tennessee. One was for 10 and the other for 5 cents. They were received by ffeppyr W. Miller from his son "Ash," on the St. Louis. THE TRIBUNE ALMANAC for 1862, for sale at T.eNvis'l3qqlf. Store. Letter from Fort Donelson. It appears that a son a Col. R F. llaslett, of Spruce Creek, also, had a hand in the taking of Fort Dena'son. The following letter to hia father con tains some additional items of interest: FORT DONELSON, Feb. 22, 1862, DEAR FATHER :-* * * * I suppose you have been apprised long era this of our victory here at„ Fort Donelson. It was a hard fight and continued four days, before we could call it ours. Companies A and B, of the 2d Illinois Cavalry, led the advance guard. We received their first volley of musketry, and also the first cannon shot from their Fort. On the first day nothing was done, but cannonading.— The second day the same, with the ex ception of an infantry fight in the woods. But to add horror to the scene, the rebels set fire to the woods that night, and burnt the dead and wound ed. On the morning of the third day, the rebels attacked our infantry while they were cooking their morning meal. Our men were called, and the fight raged for more:than three hours, each giving and receiving volley after vol ley, after which our forces were forced to retreat; this was on the right wing; but in the afternoon the rebels were attacked on the left wing and driven into the fort, our boys following. I said inside of the fort, but not so; it was only inside the breast works; the rebels were driven back into the breast works at the point of the bayonet. On the fourth day it was our intention to storm the Fort, but the rebels think ing it better to surrender and save their men; they did so, we taking between 15 and 20,000 prisoners. This battle ground will be long re membered ; the trees for miles around will bare its marks for ages. Trees from a foot to two feet, were mortised through by cannon balls, and nearly all the trees from four inches in diame ter downward, riddled to pieces. We have been in one prior to this, with the "Secesh" Cavalry, and we searched them out every time. S. W. HABLETT. Our Army Correspondence. PAW PAW TUNNEL, VA., Mar. 3. MESSRS. EDITORS :—DOU't think for one moment that we wish to boast of tho above named place in writing from hero the second time, for we do not fancy the place; but it is merely to toll you our prospect of leaving, and also our disappointment. On Saturday,, March Ist, General Lander's division to which the 110th is attached, was on the march in the direction of Winches ter; we loft the above named place in the evening about five o'clock. After marching some seven miles we halted at Big Cacapon creek, learning that Gen'! Lander's health would not per mit him to lead his army. About 9 o'clock at night we broke pine limbs and threw them on the ground; laid down on them without shelter and soon fell asleep. On Sunday morning your humble servant wont to the river side in order to view the bridge that was made to pass troops across, and let me say, it, was a curiosity indeed; it was composed of some thirteen wagons in lino across the river. The river where they cross is about three foot deep. Boards were laid from ono wagon to another, and so on across; it was quite a bridge.— The best thing that I have seen in Virginia was' a splendid sugar camp, whore we slept Saturday night. . Wo spent Sunday in making little huts out of rails and brush, in order to stay in them on Sunday night, but in the evening we were ordered to march back again to Paw Paw. This went a little against the grain, the boys be ing in great hope of getting into Win chester; but back we came and slept on Sunday night, in our old tents again. Alas ! a sad part is yet untold : be fore we arrived at our tents on Sunday evening, we received word that Gen'l Lander was dead, and now, while I am writing, the Regiment (Capt. Benner's company excepted; it being on guard) has followed his remains to the Rail road Depot. A young man has just returned from the procession and says it was one long to be remembered.— The body was placed in the yard in front of a building; a prayer was then offered, after which the body was placed in the cars and started for Washington city. We are now left to mourn over the loss of a good General, and well may we say good General, for he was a matchwell worthy of that name. Gen. Lander would not say, "Go on, boys," but, "Como on, boys, I will lead you through safe." Lander is no more, but is numbered with the dead. He died in a noble cause. It is reported that Gen. Banks is in Winchester. Yours, D. Ross MILLER FLOYD IN HIS TRUE CHARACTER.-A prominent gentleman of this city, who enjoyed the extreme felicity of a tete. a-tete with Gen. Buckner at Congrefis Hall•last evening, furnishes us with an interesting incident illustrative of the character of Floyd, the groat thief and " confidence Man " of tho Southern Confederacy. General Buckner told our informant that, after Fot•t Donel son had become invested by our troops, and all reasonable hope of escape out off, Floyd magnanimously proposed to his follow officers to make their escape under cover of darkness, and leave the soldiers tinder their command to their fate. This remarkable proposition General Buckner and his associates in dignantly rejected. Buckner is very bitter against Floyd, and denounces him as a poltroon and knave of the most aggravated type.— 4thqny Eve ning Journal. SALT FOR THE THROAT.-:-In these days, when diseases of the' throat are so prevalent, and in so many cases fa tal, the use of common salt is recom mended as an effectual remedy : We commenced by using it three times a day—morning, noon and night. "We dissolved a large table-spoonful of pure table salt in about half a tumbler full of cold water, With this we gargled the throat most thoroughly before meal time. The result has been that, during the entire winter, we were not only free from the usual coughs and colds tq whiph, so far as our memory ex tends, wo have always been subject, but the dry, backing cough has entire ly disappeared. We attribute the sat isfactory result entirely to the salt gargle." Important Message of the President to Congress. The Preshlent to=day traossmitted to Congress the following raessage : Pettrge-citiiensOf the Senate and House of Representatives:-1. recommend the adoption of a jpittt resblutiOri by ybitr , honosahle bodies, which shall' he sub stantially as follows: Resolved, That the United States ought to co-operate with any State which may adopt gradual abolishment of slavery, giving to such State 'pecu niary aid to be used by such State in its discretion to compensate for the in conveniences, public and private,,Pro-• duced by such change of sytitem. If the proposition contained in thd resolution deed not meet the approval of Congress and the country, therels the-end, but if it does command such' approval, I deem it of impOrtaneethat the States and people immediately in terested should be at once distinctly notified of the fact so that they may begin to consider whether to accept or reject it. The Federal Government would find its highest interest in such• a measure as one of the most efficient means of self-preservation. The lead ers of the existing insurrection enter tain thejlope that this Government will ultimately be forced to acknow ledge the independence of some part of the disaffected region, and that all the slave States north of such parts will then say, the Union for which we have struggled being already gone, we now choose to go with the Southern section. To deprive them of this hope 1 , substantially ends the rebellion and the initiation of emancipation com pletely deprives' them of it as to all States initiating it. The point is not that all the States tolerating slavery would very soon, if at all, initiate emancipation, but that while the offer is equally made to all, the more north ern shall by such initiation make it certain to the more southern, that in no event will the former ever join the latter in their proposed confederaey.— I say initiation becanso in my judg-' cent gradual and not sudden emanci pation is better for all. In the mere financial or pecuniary view any meq,l - of Congress, with the census tables and treasury reports before him, can readily see for him Self how soon the current expenditures of this war would purchase at fair valuatioh all the slaves in any named State. Such a proposi tion on the part of the general govern ment sets up no claim of a right by Federal authority to interfere with slavery within State limits, referring as it does the absolute control of the subject in each ease, to the State and its people immediately interestbd,,it is proposed as a matter of perfectly free choice with them. In the annual message last Decem ber, I thought fit to say the Union must be preserved, and hence all indis pensable means must be employed. 1 said this not hastily, but deliberately. War has been' made, and continues to be an indispensable means to this end. A practical re-acknowledgment of the national authority would render the war unnecessary, and it would at once cease. If; however, resistance contin ues, the war must also continue, and it is imposSible to foresee all the incidents which may attend and all the ruin which may follow it. Such as may seem indispensable or may obviously promise great efficiency towards end ing the struggle, must and will come. The proposition now made is an offer only. I hope it may be esteemed .no offence to ask whether the pecuniary considerations tendered, would not be of more value to the States and private persons concerned than aro the insti tution and property in it, in the Ives , ent aspect of affairs. While it is true that the adoption of the proposed resolution would be mere ly initiatory, and not within itself a practical measure, it is recommended in the hope that it would soon lead to important practical results. , - In full view of my great responsi bility to my God and to my country, I earnestly beg the attention of Con gress and the people to the subject. ABRAHAM LIN6OLN The Pattie in Nashville After the Donelson Battle. The Nashville Banner , the only pa per still published in the capital of Tennessee, describes 'the effect of the defeat of the rebels at Fort Donelson, as follows: "Now for the effects of the-loss of the fort upon this city. Early Sunday' morning it was reported that Fort Donelson had surrendered, but it was not until between 10 and 11 A. M., that the rumors became general. In the meantime, the General Assembly had been hastily convened, and after a short session, adjourned to meet in the city of Memphis on the 20th. The citizens generally, unaware of any dis aster to the Southern cause, were qui etly repairing to church, when, how ever they were -met by the report that Fore Donelson had Ehnen, that a Fed eral army was already at Springfield, Robertson county, ' about twenty-five miles from this city, connected by rail road, and that the gunboats bad passed Clarksville on their way to this city. The sudden flight of the Governor and all the State officers, including the Gen eral Assembly, who took a special train through to Memphis, gave color to these absurd rumors, and the whole city was thrown into a panic. About this time General army from 1 , Bowling Green entered the eity,,pas sing South, thus leaving the impression that no stand was to be made for the defence of Nashville. Such hurrying to and fro was never seen. Before nightfall, hundreds of eltipns, with their families, were makinr , their way as best they could, to the South, many of them having no idea why they were thus recklessly abandoning comforta ble hdpses, or where they were going. About night it was announced that the military authorities would throw open the public stores to all who would take them. " The excitement continued through Sunday night, constantly gaining strength, aided by the destruction of two gunboats at, the wharf, which were in process of construction—two fine New Orleans packets, the James Woods and James Johnson, having been taken for that purpose. The retreating ar my of Cien: rOhnson continued its reap h, encamping by regiments at convenient points .outside of the city. Monday morning the drama opened on the city intensely exciting. The public stores wore distributed to some extent -among' the: pe:Oplei- e g tho army and hospitals were making heavy requisitions, and pressing vehicles and men that they Could, to convey their supplies to their, camp ,At the same time consideiable quantities were removed to. the depots for transporta tion South. Evening came, and na gunboats, and no Federal army from Kentucky. Gen. Johnson left for the South, placing General Floyd in com mand, assisted by Generals Pillow and Hardee. The apprehensions of the near approach of the enemy having been found' - groundless, it was deter mined by General" Floycd 'that"the ile straction - of the,'stores was preinaturo, and an order was sent to close the; warehouse, and a force detailed to col-, lect what had been giV6i out. :Thi,S, was done, as far as practicable, bution Tuesday the 'distribution', commenced. again, and continued With More br legs' restriction, under the, eye of the Most judicious citizens, until Saturday morn ing. Tuesday night the wire and rail road bridge AcrosS the Cumberland were destroyed, in - 'spite of the most earnest and persistent remonstrances of our leading citizens. The wit%) bridge cost &kit $150,000; and a larga portion of the stock was owned by, that lamented Gen. Zollicoffer, and was thq chief reliance for the support of his orphaned daughters. The railroad bridge cost k)250,000, and was one of the finest drawbridges in the country:, The' scenes' which' Were enacted', during the following:A:1:p 4 to hop day morning; 2'4th, beggar description. The untiring energy of the May and. city authorities, who thronghont this whole affair acted with a ,prudence, zeal and devotion to the, city which, cannot be, too highly coif:mended, was inadequate to keep down the selfish, and unprincipled, spirit of ammon which runs riot, grasping from, the mouths and hacks, of suffering widows and orphans, the boor pittance of meat, and clothing which' was left them as indemnity , for Monthiof toil With. their needle; and the, sacrifice of hushank, sons and brOtliers' in defence of the* Southern ConfederacY. Throno'h the efforts of. the Mayor, however, a plan . was adopted on'Saturday,' by ,which most, if net at all of these poor "and, unprotected creditors of the Govern ment were fully secured, by, Quarlfr m aster and l Oomillitisarystores.' "Here was an entire week of panic, and confusion daring which millions of dollars worth of property was lost to the Southern Confederacy and wanton ly,destroyed, all of which might haVe been quietly and safely removed, had the panic stricken leaders been able to maintain their equanimity in the fltee of a vague and unauthentic-rumor that' the enemy were near at hand. Com-'• mont upon such management is armee; essary in these columns—it can- be heard loud and -unsparing from every mouth in the land. , " On Tuesday, as we learn, the city of Clarksville was surrendered te Com modore Foote, of the Federal navy: The . Commodore and staff were invited on shore and , . hospitably • entertained, after which he left in his gunboats, an nouncing that he would return ou Wed nesday and take formal possession of. the city; which he did, issuing a very conciliatory proclamation to the peo ple. There are now ,some 5,000 sol diers at Clarksville, as we learn. "`Through the eftbrts ,of the city authorities, something more like order was restored on ,Saturday. The• tribution of stores was stopped, and every effort made to remove as much as possible to the depot, and have them." carried off. Large quantities were thus removed. But the heavy rains , in the meantime so swelled the water courses that the railroad bridges gave' way, and transportation was thus stop ped on the N. and C. railroad. The depots in the meantime, filled. with meat and other stores, attracted • ther cormorants, and riot after, riotiensued" to prevent the mob from literally car rying off everything. Sunday -morn-- ing, twenty-four_Federal pickets break-. fasted in Edgefield e opposite the. city,' and during-the morniug eight- of-them seized a, little stern-wheel steamer thattl had been appropriated as a ferry, and declined ,to permit it •to continue its trips. Mayor, Cheatham immediately.' crossed in a skiff, ,btit as there was-no officer with; whom he could negotiate,: nothing was done.; In the evening'; Col. Kennett, of the Fourth Ohio car airy, arrived, and sent.a,messenger to the Mayor, requesting his presence,.. The interview was • pleasant, on -both sides and satisfactory, though•the for mal surrender-of the city was deferred - until the arrival or Gen. Mitchell ; who was expected Sunday flightier Monday. - morning. " On - Monday morning nothing done, the city remaining comparative ; lyquict. Monday evening Gens. Buell and Mitchell arrived in Edgefield, op-. • posit° the city, and understanding that' the city authorities •had appointed a committee, consisting of the Mayor and sevenal of env leading citizens, ho sent a message requesting . an interview ; - The hour for the interview was fixed at 11 A. N. for Tuesday. In the meantime Gen. ,Nelson , arrived the city about 8 o'clock on • Tties- - 1, day morning -in _command of fleet consisting ,of - one gunboat,' the Cairo, and eight transports. .Trffns ports, continued to ; arrive through, the day, until at night the numberreacbod eighteen or twenty..-.' A largo pertin • of this army disembarked during ; the '- morning,and occupied thepublie square, during the day, encamping- iq the cinity at night, At ,11., o'clock the : - committee of citizens were conVey,el;'! by order ,of Gen.,Buell, to. Bdgetield, on, the steamer Hillman.. The follow- ingzentlemen composed the commit,. tee :—Mayor Cheatham, Messrs. James , Woods, B. C. Foster, Aussell Irouston, Wrq. B. Lewis, Jphn M. Lea ; JohnS. Brien, James Whitworth, N. Hobson, • John Hugh Smith, and John M. Bass. The committee was met at theland... ing by Guns. Nelson and Mitchell, and escorted to Gen. Buell's headquarters. The interview was pleasant .on both sides, Gen. Buell giving assurance that • - the personal liberty and property of all citizens would be fully protected, and no State institutions of any kind interfered with. The banks and all other institutions, trades, professions, &c., could resume their usual business: Gen. Buell will issue no proelamation„ preferring as ho st,atos, that the acts pc his army shall indicate the policy mid I purpose of hie Government. A.potiler qtipp . ly of. the- Old I,Prqnklin Alinanaes • just lieceiveil - Lewis' Book Store.